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be burnt to a crisp

To be or have been significantly burned, as by fire or the sun. The variant spelling "burned" is also commonly used in the headword. If you don't get the bread out of the oven now, it will be burnt to a crisp! I fell asleep on the beach, and now I'm burnt to a crisp.
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burn something to a crisp

to burn something totally or very badly. The cook burned the meat to a crisp.
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burn something to a crisp

to burn something very badly He burned the sausages to a crisp. I played a little golf yesterday and my neck got burned to a crisp.
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be burnt to a crisp

  (mainly British) also be burned to a crisp (mainly American)
to be very burnt By the time I remembered the pizza was in the oven, it was burnt to a crisp.
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burn to a cinder

Also, burn to a crisp. Destroy by fire; overcook. For example, If I stay in the sun too long, I'll be burnt to a cinder, or He's an awful cook-dinner was burnt to a crisp. Although both expressions can be used literally, they also function as hyperbole, as in the examples.
See also: burn, cinder

crisp

mod. drug intoxicated. (Akin to fried. Compare to toasted.) Man, is he crisp!
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When I called for studies of the crispness of oral speech in an introduction to the second E-Prime anthology (14), I had no idea of the existence of a profusion of data that students of communications science had collected for their own purposes.
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Scientists at Rutgers University conducted a quantitative study of the structure-texture relationship to see how the structure of cellular foods affects their mechanical properties and crispness.
Since taking over the fledgling Texas troupe a quarter of a century ago, he has become known for his full-length story ballets and has taken his work--which has a distinctly British crispness coupled with a Texan exuberance--around the world.
We were all impressed by the crispness and clarity of the detailing, and the essential simplicity of the ideas.
The new fries, which have a special coating to seal in the heat and crispness, are already a hit in the USA.
A new treatment he developed can restore most of the firmness -- and crispness, if desired -- now lost during commercial food canning.
Whereas wine aficionados practice five basic evaluations - color, swirl, smell, taste and savor - a true fries connoisseur also considers things like crispness, temperature, even freshness.
Based on chopped iceberg lettuce (which has fallen in and out of favor over the years but continues to hang on due to its crispness and sturdy texture), the salads can be simple or complex, depending on the number of ingredients and flavors added.
William Grant claimed that this meant the new premium handcrafted vodka had a unique crispness and purity with creamy vanilla notes.
In a year of test marketing it was seen that 78% of the 20-to-40 age group showed a high and spontaneous interest in the product, praising its crispness and speedy preparation time.
Extending the crispness under a heat warmer would enhance the cost-effectiveness of producing fried foods.
The first fish and chips to be cooked in the microwave - yet retain their traditional crispness - have been launched in Sainsburys as a result of innovative technology developed by Boxes GH.
An elegant, French dry white balancing crispness with a grassy fruitiness.
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